- Sunday ServiceRev. Anne will share her summertime musings on one of her favorite hymns: “My life flows on in endless song.” Come and sing, and explore the imagery of hope and justice in lyrics like these: When tyrants tremble, as they hear the bells of freedom ringing…how can I keep from singing?
Rev. Anne Mason, Worship Leader
Guest musician will be Yukiko Sekino.
Click here to hear last week’s sermon by Lisa Perry-Wood, “Waking Up to a Life of Privilege: The Work of Race and Class Justice.”
- Building Update in Pictures
Thanks to Dick LeSchack for the pictures of the church decked out in green screen, and to Lew Counts for showing us what is going on behind it! Stay tuned for updated information throughout the month of August.
- Volunteer Opportunity at First Parish in Bedford
First Parish in Bedford welcomes our participation in their work as a Sanctuary Church. There are many ways for members of First Parish to help in this important work, as we care for those who face deportation without cause. If you would like to learn more about ways to volunteer, please consider attending an informational meeting sponsored by the First Parish in Bedford Sanctuary Committee. RSVP to Diana at: email@example.com.
When: Wednesday, August 30th at 7:15pm
Where: First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church (Room 202)
75 The Great Road, Bedford, MA
There is street parking around the building and additional parking on School Way (take a right off of Elm St.)
- News from the UUA
The Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Co-Moderators following the passing of our beloved Moderator Jim Key in June. We are delighted that Mr. Barb Greve and Elandria Williams have agreed to serve as Co-Moderators until a special election for Moderator can be held at the 2018 General Assembly. The Board intends that the new Co-Moderators shall function with the co-equal authority and duties of the Moderator position.
Mr. Barb Greve is a master-level credentialed religious educator and member of First Parish in Framingham, MA. Elandria Williams currently serves on the UUA Board of Trustees and is a member of Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, TN.
UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray said, “I am excited to begin working with Barb and Elandria, our new Co-Moderators. The skills and experience they bring to their role leading our Board of Trustees will be invaluable in guiding the work of the Association at this crucial juncture for our Unitarian Universalist movement.”
The Board is profoundly grateful to Denise Rimes who served as our Moderator immediately following Jim Key’s resignation in May due to failing health. Denise will remain on the Board as a Trustee.
In accordance with UUA Bylaws, the delegates to the 2018 General Assembly will elect a Moderator to serve out the one year remaining in Jim Key’s six-year term. Delegates to the 2019 General Assembly will elect a new Moderator to a full six-year term.